Jeder unserer Einsatzorte ist anders. Aber alle bieten eine überzeugende Mission, interessante Arbeitsbereiche und die Möglichkeit, über sich hinaus zu wachsen.
Die Organisation möchte Kindern und Jugendlichen in Not eine kindgerechte Kindheit und Jugend ermöglichen sowie den Übergang zur Selbstversorgung und Eigenständigkeit begleiten. In den Räumlichkeiten der Organisation können die Kinder und Jugendlichen temporär unterkommen oder lediglich tagsüber zur Hausaufgabenbetreuung und zu verschiedenen Workshops dazu stoßen. Langfristig möchte die Organisation die Kindern und Jugendlichen dabei unterstützen einen Teil ihrer Schulbildung nachzuholen, sich wieder in ihre Familie zu integrieren oder sich ein eigenes Leben aufzubauen.
Du unterstützt das lokale Team in den unterschiedlichsten Arbeitsbereichen, wobei deine Aufgaben von der Hausaufgabenbetreuung, Umsetzung von Freizeitaktivitäten und Workshops für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene bis hin zu Bürotätigkeiten, Hauswirtschaftlichen Aufgaben und der Unterstützung auf dem Hauseigenen Reisfeld reichen können. Selbstverständlich kannst du deine individuellen Interessen und Kompetenzen vor Ort einsetzen und in den verschiedenen Bereichen einbringen sowie überall dort anpacken, wo Unterstützung benötig wird.
Gemeinsam mit einer/m weiteren World-Horizon Freiwilligen und einigen Kurzzeitfreiwilligen wirst du in einer WG auf dem Gelände der Organisation im ländlichen Quezon wohnen. Von deiner Einsatzstelle aus bist du mit dem Auto in ca. einer Stunde am Meer sowie in der nächst größeren Stadt, bis nach Manila sind es ca. 3 Stunden. Neben deinem Dienst wirst du genug Zeit finden, um die Vielfalt der Philippinen zu erkunden und auf deiner Bucket List einige der 7107 Inseln abzuhaken.
“Karaoke is an activity very much loved by the Filipinos and us. On our mid-term seminar, we were singing Karaoke almost every night. Without these sessions, the seminar would have only been half as much fun.
Apart from discussing the ups and downs our volunteers experienced in the last few months and understanding cultural differences, we snorkelled, swam with sea turtles and cooked many hot curry dishes.
Altogether, we really had an amazing time. ”
Sophie, Program Director Philippines
Christmas around the world
"Pasko sa Pilipinas (Christmas in the Philippines)
The Philippines celebrate Christmas the longest time of the whole world. From September to January- four months of decorated malls, gift hunting and Christmas feelings. Although this may seem very long, it did remind me of the most important reason for Christmas: spending time with your loved and closest ones.
Closer to Christmas, some people here go to the church for the Simbang Gabi (Holy Mass). And Christmas Eve, as I am invited to a friend's family, I am so lucky to get to experience the 'Noche Buena', the popular midnight Christmas dinner! Experiencing Christmas in the Philippines was incredible!"
"A rainy afternoon in Manila. It's been a little more than six weeks since my arrival on the Philippines and since I started volunteering at the Children Legal Rights and Development Centre. On this photo, we are preparing a group activity for the children, which is to help them understand and recognize their legal rights.
My time on the Philippines is great!"
"Much of the furniture at our school is old and broken, but it is not as simple as just walking into a furniture shop and buying replacements.
So, I started looking for alternatives and very quickly I realized: bamboo! Bamboo is everywhere around the school! But without proper tools it would only help us building wobbly chairs and crooked desks. I made a call for donations and was more than happy about how much awareness and interest we raised.
So within a very short time, we were able to buy tools and machines and are now in the midst of building plans for our bamboo furniture work shop!"
Carla, Chiang Mai
"45 days left on the Philippines. The days become less and less. Many people ask me whether I am looking forward to go back home or whether I'd prefer to stay longer. To this question, I never have an answer. The year on the Philippines has definitely been the most challenging year in my life, that is without a question. But the Philippines also became my second home. I got used to be woken up early in the morning by the noisy traffic outside, to walk through the dusty streets, to be stared at for being blonde, to be surprised by the weather, to use llongo language, to eat rice every day and so on. So, yes of course I am excited to go back home. But also will I miss my life here very much. The day of my departure is coming regardless, so I am simply making the best out of the time I have left on the Philippines. "
"I would like to tell you about a project which started with a simple question to the students.
“How many continents do we have in the world?”
Helpless faces looked at me.
So I asked: “Where is Thailand?”
Helpless faces again.
“Where is Asia?”
Finally some arms raised up and a student pointed at Africa and said: “This is Asia”.
This got me to think and a little later I had the idea of drawing a big world map on the wall for the students! I shared my idea with Kruh Ning and already on the very same day, we planned the first steps.
There I was, in front of a white wall, in my hand an old world map and pencil and didn’t know where to start.
But after a few days, Kruh Ning and me finished and the result was a huge world map that stretched all over the wall. Wow, we actually made it! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!"
Carla, Nong Khai
"There is a small orphanage in Nong Khai, which I visit, whenever I find some free time. The four women working there are doing the best they can, to provide a home for the children. Yasmir is five years old and suffers from an attention deficit disorder and is unable to speak. He loves to dress up as on the picture, on which he is wearing my huge coat, a mopet helmet he found and carrying an umbrella with him. And just like this, he is walking up and down the courtyard, as if it is the most usual thing on the world."
Carla, Nong Khai
Hello from Thailand!
The volunteers from Thailand, the Philippines and me got together here for our mid-term seminar. After a long day full of presentations and great successes, we all went out for a delicious Thai dinner together.
World-Horizon Program Director Asia
"Everyday, we are organising many different and great activities with the children and teens, but the ones I enjoy most are definitely the creative ones. The kids have great ideas and are incredibly creative, so recently we tie-dyed t-shirts together. We had a lot of fun and in addition to that everyone of us is now a very proud owner of a self made batik-style shirt."
New Year's around the world
"Happy new year! To celebrate the end of the year, all schools in Thailand make a huge celebration with lots of gifts and food. We volunteers had the idea to make some pancakes with our students. From pineapple, jam, cinnamon, chocolate spread to cheese, ham and tomoatoes. The choice of toppings has not been easy. So I asked the first student "which toppings would you like on your pancake?", he then pointed to the pineapple and cheese. But for the perfect finishing, he chose the chocolate spread! What a combination! This day has been a lot of fun and we discovered the most exotic topping combinations for pancakes- sweet, salty, spicy or sour. Everything has been mixed! Bon appetit and a happy new year!"
Carla, Nong Khai
Christmas around the world
"Palms and a swimming pool for Christmas instead of snow and a Christmas tree. This photo shows the Christmas celebrations of the Kalipay Negrense family. And of course, very typical for the Philippines, a lot of food."
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